Ultimate Blog Party ’11

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’11? How can it be ’11 already? How can it already be April when I still don’t think it’s 2011? It might have something to do with the fact that I have a 3-month-old baby who doesn’t love to sleep and my brain is basically fried. Maybe.

I love to look back at my posts from one or two years ago and see how much has changed! At the 2010 Blog Party, I had recently moved to Chattanooga and became a stay-at-home mom. (I was also pregnant with David, my son, but didn’t know it yet!) In 2009 I was obsessing over swaddling and running around as a full-time working-outside-the-home mom. I also went to one of the Ultimate Blog Party in Real Life things.

*Speaking of the fact I’ve been blogging for YEARS, my five-year “blogiversary” is in July. And I have some big stuff up my sleeve. So you should definitely subscribe to Vanderbilt Wife so you don’t miss out! You’ll also get some great recipes, thoughts on God and faith, writing and grammar tips, and some general nonsense.

This is me and my precious little boy, David. He’s about as sweet as they come. And he’s very squishy.

And this is my little stinker 2-and-a-half-year-old, Libbie. She is a handful and a half, but she’s certainly funny. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll probably hear a lot of “Libbie-isms.”

Anything you want to know about me can probably be found on my About Me page. Anything else, you can always email me on the sidebar there. I’m pretty much an open book.

So, want to win a $100 Target gift card? I have a great group of blogger friends and we call ourselves the #sisterchicks. We’re pooling together to offer this great prize to one lucky UBP visitor! Here’s what you need to do:

  • Find all the words to the quote in pictures on each of our blogs. Each blog will send you to the next word (in order), although keep in mind that I might not be the FIRST word.
  • Once you have the quote, e-mail it to sisterchickies@gmail.com with UBP11 in the subject line.
  • Wait to see if you’ve won the grand prize! We’ll announce it after the UBP ends (it’s April 1-8). We will also e-mail the winner
  • If you don’t respond within 48 hours, you give up $100 and we pick someone else!

Ready to start? Here ya go!

For your next clue, go visit OhAmanda!

And if you are a regular reader and have no clue what I’m talking about, all the Ultimate Blog fun is happening over at 5 Minutes for Mom!

Please visit my wonderful sponsors, MoxieMandie and Mimi’s Babies!

44 thoughts on “Ultimate Blog Party ’11

  1. Hey, it's nice to meet you! And congrats on the upcoming blogiversary. I've been blogging for 3 years, and hope I can make it to 5.

    I'm following you now on Twitter to keep up with your updates. Have fun at the UBP!

  2. How fun! It's wonderful to meet another Christian stay at home mom and writer! And that quote challenge is going to get me. I'm SO there!

  3. Hi there! I'm following you on Twitter now and I'm also a party stop on the UBP party circuit. I'm very excited to meet new friends. I'm a Christian SAHM in Nashville. My UBP post will post tonight at 12:01.

    Happy partying!


  4. Yay!! Happy UBP'11!! Congrats on almost 5 years!! Love the pics of your little munchkins by the way!! Too cute!! 🙂

  5. HI! Nice to Meet you! Congrats on your 5 year anniversary. How cool. I am coming up on my 2 year anniversary. 🙂 I love your pictures of you and your kiddos! I call my son Squishy too. (course he was 10lbs 2oz born 2 weeks early!)
    I just subscribed via email!
    Family and Life in Las Vegas

  6. Stopping by from the UBP11! Congrats on your 5 years! And your kiddos are adorable! Love the contest you're doing too.. very creative! Drop by and visit when you get a chance. 🙂

  7. I have been blogging since 2004 and still feel like a newbie! 🙂 I like the idea of linking up to your past UBP posts (but I am not going to go back and change my post now)

    My google reader got overloaded so I mostly "follow" on twitter! can't even keep track of who I do subscribe to, but I will be adding you!
    Enjoy the party!!

  8. Happy 5th year anniversary! Your kids are so darn cute! I'm your newest fan! Stopping in from the #ubp11 to do the party dance!!! whhooohoooO!!!

    I'm subscribed to your feed!!

    Have a great day! Love the sisterchick idea!!! susie

  9. Hi and nice to "meet" you! Your kids are definitely adorable and although my little guy just turned a year old I hear ya on the lack of sleep thing! 🙂

  10. Stopping by from UBP and following the word trail. 🙂 Your kids are cuties… and congrats on making it almost 5 yrs. in the blogging world. lol

  11. It is such a fun party! And you have been an awesome host. This is my second year with UBP and it is just as fun every year.

    The word hunt contest is great!

  12. Hi! I am stopping by from the UBP! Nice to "meet" you. Your children are adorable!!! Hope you can stop by my blog sometime! 🙂

  13. Congrats on the 5 years and it definitely shows (by the way your blog is so awesome!) Very cute kiddos! I love to party this way (UBP)! I told my son that I'm at a party right now, and he looked at me kind of funny!

  14. Oh my goodness, I hope you get some sleep soon! I remember that time in my life, but it was a LONG time ago! So fun that you are participating with all these other ladies. It's fun to meet other Christian mamas!!

    ~Mimi #115
    Well, I'm stopping by from the #ubp but we've just connected recently so it's fun that you're here! I'm going throughthe "15s" since I'm #115 and you're my first stop! =) Your creations are adorable. Wish I had a little one! Going to go favorite yor shop anyhow.

    ~Mimi #115

  15. Your kids are adorable & look a lot like their momma! Happy blogiversary as well! Hope you are having fun at this year's UBP 2011! I know I am!

  16. Nice to meet you! This is my first time with UBP and I am enjoying it. You have a beautiful family. Enjoy the party.

  17. Hi there! I'm Dar, comin' to you via the UBP 2011 and your sisterchick Mary. Lovin' this scavenger hunt idea!

    Your recipes look devine. I will be checking those out!

    So happy I stopped by to meet you 🙂

  18. Having fun with your scavenger hunt. 🙂 Just have to say your kiddos are cute, cute!! Wow. Five years of blogging! Well done. I'm like you–I love to go back and read my old posts. It's amazing how fast our little ones grow!!

    Hope you'll stop by my site. I'm doing a little giveaway, too.

  19. Hi! I love Libbie's curls being a curly girl myself and I'm thinking my 15 month old will look the same once her curly baby mullet develops into an all over curly mop 🙂

  20. I can related to sleep deprived. Whoo! Last night I nursed ALL NIGHT LONG.

    I guess I'm a party pooper. Every party has one. LOL

  21. Hiya Stopping by from the UBP'11. Nice blog. I'm your newest follower through Facebook and Twitter so please stop by A Little of This and a Little of That and follow back. Have a super week!

  22. Stopping by to say ‘Hi’ from my 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2011 link-up! What a great blog you have and I will be following! Stop by and say ‘Hi’ back! I have blog parties on Tuesday and Wednesday’s that may interest you. Tuesday is Tutorial & Thrifty Treasures Tuesday. Wednesday is What’s Cookin’ Wednesday. I am also looking for guest posts on home décor and crafts if you are interested.

    Extreme Personal Measures

  23. Hey! just stoppin by for the blog party. LOVE your blog and are proud to say we are your newest followers and {blog} friends. We'd love for you to come check out our new blog and be our newest follower and {blog} friend as well..much love
    mitchandroz.blogspot.com (family blog)

  24. Thanks so much for joining the party. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get here.

    I think I'll be visiting links for the months.

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